PSG man fired for faking ATM cards


Malacanang on Sunday supported the decision of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) to relieve one of its members who was caught using a cloned automated teller machine (ATM) card.
Earlier reports said Raphael Malacay Marcial, a young Navy officer and a member of Philippine Military Academy Class of 2008, was apprehended at the ATM booth of Eastwest Bank on Chino Roces Avenue Extension in Barangay Magallanes.

He was reportedly carrying a scanner device used to copy ATM cards, as well as cards bearing different names.
In an  interview aired on state-run radio, Presidential
Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Marcial will have to face the consequences of his actions.
“They must face the consequences of their actions in accordance with the law,” Coloma said
PSG head Commodore Raul Ubando issued a relief order on Marcial, who will undergo inquest proceedings in Manila.


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  1. One thing which constantly undermines the rule of law, is when people accused of criminal acts are simply sacked or even just moved rather than prosecuted. In my home town in Negros, a government employee who was found extorting money from 5Ps claimants was simply moved to another office in the Council. Disgaceful behaviour resulting in no more than a slap on the wrist. Fortunately, the incoming Mayor did at least ensure she was fired, but still no prosecution or imprisonment which the crime surely merited.
    This is such a common situation it calls the impartiality of the law into question.
    Lets hope in this case, the alleged offence is fully investigated, and if the evidence shows a crime has been committed, prpoer prosecution in the court follows.